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  • Space station to plunge into ocean in 2020

    2011-07-28 07:55

    A Russian space official said Wednesday that once the mammoth International Space Station is no longer needed it will be sent into the Pacific Ocean.

  • Half of men would ditch woman who gained weight

    2011-07-27 06:34

    Men are more concerned with their partner's body type than women but they also seem to value family more highly, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.

  • Space shuttle bids farewell to ISS

    2011-07-20 08:19

    The last space shuttle is headed home. Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and slipped away after a partial lap around the station.Russia relishes chances created by end of shuttle

  • Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center

    2011-07-21 18:50

    U.S. space shuttle Atlantis landed safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday morning, marking the end of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program.

  • WHO says TB blood tests faulty, must be stopped

    2011-07-20 19:01

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Wednesday for an immediate halt to the use of blood tests to detect active tuberculosis, saying they were faulty and leave millions of people at risk.

  • Rare gibbons discovered in central Vietnam

    2011-07-20 17:11

    A population of 455 critically endangered white-cheeked crested gibbons were found in Pu Mat National Park in Vietnam's central Nghe An province, the Conservation International (CI) statement said.

  • UK's new "win a baby" game draws fire

    2011-07-07 21:36

    A controversial IVF lottery will launch in Britain this month giving prospective parents the chance to win thousands of pounds towards expensive fertility treatments in top clinics.

  • Egypt denies its seeds caused E. coli

    2011-07-07 06:49

    Egyptian fenugreek seeds suspected by European food inspectors to have caused a deadly E. coli outbreak were not contaminated, the Egyptian agriculture minister said Wednesday, citing lab tests.

  • Surgery without scars is no longer dream

    2011-07-06 14:27

    A team of researchers in Singapore has designed a tube with special robotic hands that allows doctors to perform surgery on a patient's inner organs without resulting in scars, local media reported on Wednesday.

  • High folate may cut risk of colorectal cancer

    2011-07-06 11:42

    Intake of high levels of folate, a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food, may reduce colorectal cancer risk.

  • NASA to launch Jupiter probe Juno in Aug.

    2011-07-06 08:51

    NASA's Juno spacecraft is 30 days away before its first launch window opens, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced on Tuesday.

  • Late talkers do fine as they grow up: Study

    2011-07-06 08:19

    In good news for parents of children who talk late, an Australian study shows that a slow start on language is unlikely to have lingering effects on the children's mental health.

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